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“Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There – An All-Star Concert Celebration” aired in April on AXS TV!
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Music artists across multiple generations turn out to deliver over 20 performances in the two-hour special honoring Staples’ prolific career. Gregg Allman, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Keb’ Mo’, Aaron Neville, Patty Griffin, Marty Stuart, and Glen Hansard are just some of the artists appearing in the all-star lineup.
Mavis Staples is one of the biggest voices on the musical landscape for the Civil Rights Movement. In a career that spans more than six decades, Staples has delivered songs which speak out for justice and equality and demonstrate the resilience of the human spirit. She has released 15 solo studio albums (including an extended play) since 1969 with her seventh and eighth albums, Time Waits For No One and The Voice, notably composed and produced by Prince.